How the open-source development model can improve medical software.

Thomas Yackel

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Abstract

The current system of proprietary software development for healthcare applications is inadequate to meet the needs of providers, administrators, and patients. A recent advance in the field of Internet programming is the release of large-scale software projects as "open-source". The advantages of this method of development include higher quality, lower cost, and increased adherence to established standards. There are several hurdles to be overcome before the healthcare field can take full advantage of this development model. The implementation of open-source development of medical software could greatly improve clinical and research software and elevate the academic standards of the field of medical informatics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedinfo. MEDINFO
Pages68-72
Number of pages5
Volume10
EditionPt 1
StatePublished - 2001

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Yackel, T. (2001). How the open-source development model can improve medical software. In Medinfo. MEDINFO (Pt 1 ed., Vol. 10, pp. 68-72)

How the open-source development model can improve medical software. / Yackel, Thomas.

Medinfo. MEDINFO. Vol. 10 Pt 1. ed. 2001. p. 68-72.

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Yackel, T 2001, How the open-source development model can improve medical software. in Medinfo. MEDINFO. Pt 1 edn, vol. 10, pp. 68-72.
Yackel T. How the open-source development model can improve medical software. In Medinfo. MEDINFO. Pt 1 ed. Vol. 10. 2001. p. 68-72
Yackel, Thomas. / How the open-source development model can improve medical software. Medinfo. MEDINFO. Vol. 10 Pt 1. ed. 2001. pp. 68-72
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